FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE | Systems Biology
This graphic illustrates how a diagnosis can be the result of more than one cause. For example, depression can be caused by many different factors, including inflammation. Likewise, a cause such as inflammation may lead to a number of different diagnoses, including depression. The precise manifestation of each cause depends on the person's unique genes + nutrition, environment and lifestyle choices. Only treatments that address the right cause will have a lasting benefit beyond symptom suppression.